Wichita Section

Arkansas Air & Military Museum

Saturday, April 10, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Arkansas Air & Military Museum
4290 S. School Avenue
Barbara Lowinger

We would like you to join us for our first Section event in 2021, at the Arkansas Aviation and Military Museum. This museum is one of the prized museums in Arkansas that shares our rich aviation history. The museum’s website says that, born of necessity in World War II, the all-wood hangar that houses the museum is as famous as the memorabilia stored within. Follow the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas and American military conflicts through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia! The historic aircraft in the Arkansas Air & Military Museum are unusual among museum exhibits because many of them still fly. Static displays at the museum range from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, including Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter. The vast, all-wood white hangar, which houses its part of Arkansas and American history, was formerly the headquarters for one of the United States' many aviator training posts during World War II. Exhibits: Historical displays from various points in the age of aviation, from Fayetteville's first days in flight including our own aviation pioneer Louise Thaden through the Golden Age of air racing. A variety of military vehicles, aircraft, and artifacts are also on exhibit. Aircraft: Featuring some of the nation's only surviving varieties of aircraft, world-famous replicas, and signature pieces of the collection from the Golden Age of Aviation as well as WWI through current national conflicts.